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#Thailand: Bangkok journalist’s car sprayed with bullets

#Thailand: Bangkok journalist’s car sprayed with bullets

Unknown assailants sprayed a journalist’s Honda CRV with bullets yesterday morning (7 June) while it was parked outside his home in Bangkok’s Thon Buri district.  Chatchai Suksomneuk, 56, whose beat covers the Royal Thai Police head office for Pim Thai newspaper and also for Japan’s NHK agency, was unharmed. After learning of the shooting at […]

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#Thailand accedes to FAO agreement on port state measures

#Thailand accedes to FAO agreement on port state measures

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 10 May 2016, H.E. Mr. Tana Weskosith, the Thai Ambassador to Italy, and Mr. Sompong Nimchuar, Minister (Agricultural Affairs)/Permanent Representative to FAO, met with H.E. Mr. José Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the FAO, to present the Instrument of Accession of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Agreement on Port State Measures to […]

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EU maintains close watch on #Thailand for signs of progress on fishing and democracy

EU maintains close watch on #Thailand for signs of progress on fishing and democracy

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thailand  has been put on formal notice that it faces a potentially crippling exports ban unless further action is taken to tackle fishing irregularities, writes Martin Banks. The European Union says that it is dissatisfied with progress made in improving conditions in the Thai fishing sector. Brussels has now given Thailand another six months to […]

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MEPs highlight serious flaws in new Thai constitution and referendum campaign

MEPs highlight serious flaws in new Thai constitution and referendum campaign

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

A high-profile parliamentary delegation to Thailand has stressed that the future of EU and Thailand relations depends on the country’s commitment to return to democratic structures and to conduct free and fair elections, writes Martin Banks. The MEP delegation to Bangkok also demanded an open debate ahead of a referendum on 7 August on the […]

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#Thailand: EU says Thai junta 'risks silencing debate' over constitution

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thailand’s military junta has been given a marathon dressing-down by foreign states.  The condemnation of the junta’s human rights record came from UN member states attending the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) review in Geneva, writes Martin Banks.  Several UN members expressed concern over the deteriorating rights situation since the military took power in a May […]

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#Thailand: Free speech ‘muzzled’ ahead of upcoming Thai referendum

#Thailand: Free speech ‘muzzled’ ahead of upcoming Thai referendum

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The military junta in Thailand has been condemned for attempting to “muzzle” public debate ahead of this summer’s referendum on the country’s new constitution, writes Martin Banks.  The attack comes in the wake of fresh criticism about a lack of press freedom in Thailand.  On Tuesday, Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk should have been in Helsinki […]

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#Thailand: Free speech 'muzzled' ahead of upcoming Thai referendum

#Thailand: Free speech 'muzzled' ahead of upcoming Thai referendum

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The military junta in Thailand has been condemned for attempting to “muzzle” public debate ahead of this summer’s referendum on the country’s new constitution, writes Martin Banks.  The attack comes in the wake of fresh criticism about a lack of press freedom in Thailand.  On Tuesday, Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk should have been in Helsinki […]

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